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Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement 

Kean University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community. Equal opportunity and diversity represent principles which are integrally woven into the University’s mission. Kean University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment and education, as well as equity of conditions for employment and education, to all employees, students and applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex/gender (including pregnancy), marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, familial status, religion, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States, or disability. Sexual harassment is a form of unlawful gender discrimination and will not be tolerated.

Kean University follows the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace. 

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Kean University is committed to ensuring equal opportunity and access to all members of the campus community in accordance with Section 503/504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended.  The University prohibits discrimination against any student, employee or applicant on the basis of physical or mental disability, or perceived disability.  Kean University will provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations to enable employees and students to participate in the life of the campus community. Individuals with disabilities are responsible for reporting and supplying documentation verifying their disability.  Student requests for accommodations must be initiated through Ms. Donna Dingle, Office of Disability Services, Downs Hall, Room 122, 908-737-4850.  Employees should contact Ms. Yreyls Tapanes, Office of Human Resources, Administration Building, 2nd Floor, 908-737-3300.

NJ Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace

NJ Procedures for Internal Complaints Alleging Discrimination in the Workplace

Complaint Procedures for Students

Kean University Anti-Discrimination and Ant-Harassment Training

Preventing Harassment in the Workplace and on Campus

 

Sexual Harassment Policy Statement (Title IX)

Sexual harassment in any form will not be tolerated at Kean University. Sexual harassment violates the dignity and rights of the University community. In addition, it is a form of sexual discrimination prohibited by the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, N.J.S.A. 10:5-1 et seq, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended in 1991). The Board of Trustees of Kean University recognizes its responsibility to ensure a working and learning environment free from discrimination, including sexual harassment. The University prohibits sexual harassment in accordance with campus policies and state and federal law. The University follows the New Jersey State Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace (Policy).  Depending on the complaint, violations of the policy may be adjudicated through the Kean University student conduct process or the Office of Affirmative Action Programs. All complaints of sexual harassment by employees should be brought to the attention of the Affirmative Action Officer immediately. Delayed reporting may impede a satisfactory resolution or hamper a proper investigation.

Contact Person:
Dr. Charlie Williams
Title IX Coordinator
Director, Affirmative Action Programs
Townsend Hall, Room 133
(908) 737-3330